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Tony Crawford Sr.
Tony Crawford Sr.

Tony F. Crawford Sr., 77, of Chesapeake, Va., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

He was born July 24, 1939, to Preston and Alene (Poppell) Crawford in Waycross, Ga. On Nov. 18, 1965, he married Barbara Vonada in Hertford, N.C. Tony enjoyed playing cards with neighbors, sitting on his front porch doing puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. He retired from Ford Motor Co. after 43 years.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara V. Crawford; one son, Tony F. Crawford Jr., (Melissa) of Tyner, N.C.; two daughters, Anna Ogle (Frank) of Chesapeake, Va. and Shari Bryant (William) of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Rebecah, Charles, Cheyann, Christopher, Angel, and Faith. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, June Vonada; a sister, Bobby J. Vann (Sherman); and a nephew, Preston Vann.

A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

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